BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BLUERUFiO » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:12 pm

I applied to BYU yesterday. They are high on my list. Anyone else apply to the Y?

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:54 am

I did! Just submitted today, still waiting on transcripts and such for completion :)

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BLUERUFiO » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:43 am

Good luck! I'm waiting for my ecclesiastical endorsement interview. It's holding me up.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:24 am

Thanks, you too! I'm just waiting on the paperwork to get finished for my Dean's Cert and transcript.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tweed » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:21 pm

I just applied too. BYU seems like a great law school for the price they charge, and I wouldn't have to move away from Provo.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:34 pm

Tweed - I'm in Provo too, and sticking around wouldn't hurt!

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wbaseball4ever » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:29 pm

Interviewed with the dean and she offered me full tuition. Tempting...

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tweed » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:19 pm

I just got an interview invitation. What kind of questions did the dean ask, or was it basically just a meeting to let you know you got in?

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Tweed, I just got in after an interview yesterday, and it was pretty chill. A few questions and then she made the offer.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Tweed » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:58 am

Rise'n'shout, congrats on getting in! I just had my interview and got in, and they offered me a full scholarship. I think I'll probably go here unless I get a really great offer from a higher ranked school. Are you looking at anywhere else, or do you think you'll go here?

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Postby Rise'n'shout » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:13 am

Tweed - Thanks, you too! I'm in the same boat, scholly-wise, so the only thing that I can see making me even consider elsewhere is substantial money from UTexas, and even that's pretty unlikely. We might be classmates!

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby apolgar » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:50 am

Wahoo! I got in as well. The interview was actually quite pleasant. So far I am in at U of A and U of U, but am pretty much sold on BYU.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby johnclark21 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:32 pm

Just had the interview with dean Mumford, and was accepted. Very pleasant, really nice lady. I was curious for those who have been interviewed, was scholarship discussed at all? None was mentioned for me, so was curious if that meant no dice, or if scholly info was coming later.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wbaseball4ever » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:16 pm

My scholarship offer was in the interview. She threw it in at the end almost as an afterthought. It was confirmed in the mail about a week later.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby metalgeek » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:36 pm

I was recently waitlisted. Does anyone know any specifics about byu's waitlist? Byu has one of the higher matriculation percentages of accepted applicants (in 2010 they were second only to Yale and the latest stats showed about 65% attended). Does anyone know if they generally keep a proportional waitlist or is it as large as the average school where the matriculation percentage is in the 20s?

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:52 pm

Johnclark: Mine was also in the interview.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby underwear » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:39 pm

Kind of confused about this interview process... During/after(?) your interview with the local religious leader, I understand that there's another interview with a BYU Chaplain? Is that the Dean, herself?

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Rise'n'shout » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:21 pm

underwear wrote:Kind of confused about this interview process... During/after(?) your interview with the local religious leader, I understand that there's another interview with a BYU Chaplain? Is that the Dean, herself?


I wouldn't think so - there's a chaplain for the school (James Slaughter, https://deanofstudents.byu.edu/contact), who I'm guessing is the guy to contact.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Sweeny12 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:51 pm

Anyone out there heard anything back from the school as of lately?

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby <DC> » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:24 am

metalgeek wrote:I was recently waitlisted. Does anyone know any specifics about byu's waitlist? Byu has one of the higher matriculation percentages of accepted applicants (in 2010 they were second only to Yale and the latest stats showed about 65% attended). Does anyone know if they generally keep a proportional waitlist or is it as large as the average school where the matriculation percentage is in the 20s?


This is probably due to the idea of the LDS culture that if you apply to and are accepted to BYU and you turn it down, it would be like turning down a church calling. Many have trouble separating the school (which is a business) from the church.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Nickg415 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:11 am

<DC> wrote:This is probably due to the idea of the LDS culture that if you apply to and are accepted to BYU and you turn it down, it would be like turning down a church calling. Many have trouble separating the school (which is a business) from the church.


Are you kidding me? IDK if this is just trolling. In case you are actually serious - the high matriculation is more likely due to the fact that the tuition is so low relative to the expected return of the degree as well as the many appealing aspects some people find in living in a community of people of similar beliefs and dispositions (this can definitely be painted as a negative but the fact remains that this is a factor is often weighed when people are deciding where to live/work/study).

As to the original question, don't count yourself out just because of the high matriculation. For many LDS applicants BYU serves as a target or safety school. They will often times get into T-14 and open a spot for people on the WL. The high matriculation rate cited is for Undergrad the Law school matriculation rate is under 20%

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby <DC> » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:53 pm

Nickg415 wrote:
<DC> wrote:This is probably due to the idea of the LDS culture that if you apply to and are accepted to BYU and you turn it down, it would be like turning down a church calling. Many have trouble separating the school (which is a business) from the church.


Are you kidding me? IDK if this is just trolling. In case you are actually serious - the high matriculation is more likely due to the fact that the tuition is so low relative to the expected return of the degree as well as the many appealing aspects some people find in living in a community of people of similar beliefs and dispositions (this can definitely be painted as a negative but the fact remains that this is a factor is often weighed when people are deciding where to live/work/study).


I read the letter BYU sent my BIL after he turned down their acceptance. It was a funny read. It was if the school took it personally. You can present all the cost/work/study info you want, but you cannot deny the cultural influence. I would be very interested to see the %%% of law applicants from the BYU undergrad vs the Non-BYU. Once you get complacent to the happy valley mind set it is hard for many to get out of it. They fear it almost. Then use Utah as a secondary fall back/safety school.

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby metalgeek » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:38 am

Nickg415 wrote:
<DC> wrote:This is probably due to the idea of the LDS culture that if you apply to and are accepted to BYU and you turn it down, it would be like turning down a church calling. Many have trouble separating the school (which is a business) from the church.


Are you kidding me? IDK if this is just trolling. In case you are actually serious - the high matriculation is more likely due to the fact that the tuition is so low relative to the expected return of the degree as well as the many appealing aspects some people find in living in a community of people of similar beliefs and dispositions (this can definitely be painted as a negative but the fact remains that this is a factor is often weighed when people are deciding where to live/work/study).

As to the original question, don't count yourself out just because of the high matriculation. For many LDS applicants BYU serves as a target or safety school. They will often times get into T-14 and open a spot for people on the WL. The high matriculation rate cited is for Undergrad the Law school matriculation rate is under 20%


Unless I'm missing something, BYU's 509 report for 2013 has 139 attending out of 217 offers - about 64%.
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-gr ... -schools-2

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Re: BYU c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bludornj » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:08 am

Waitlisted in January after the December LSAT results came back and encouraged to retake it in June. I did and made a big leap upward, so I'm hopeful, but it's the end of July and I still haven't heard anything. Anyone with recent acceptance or rejections?




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